The sporty fairing of the SF gives it better aerodynamics than the naked Gixxer. So it has a higher top speed and the front end feels more weighted under acceleration. The riding position has a sporty edge due to the slightly rear-set footpegs and it suits city as well as highway riding.
The SF handles extremely well in corners and offers a smooth and supple ride. Braking duties are done by the single hydraulic disc on the front wheel and a drum brake at the rear and they provide sufficient stopping power to the motorcycle.
The bike is available in three colour schemes and has been priced at Rs 83,439 (ex-showroom Delhi). Suzuki calls it a ‘Street Sport Bike’ and it has created a unique place for itself in the Indian market as an overall package.
For the comprehensive review and performance figures of the Gixxer SF, read the forthcoming May 2015 issue of BIKE India magazine